Graduate Studies Consultants
Master of Arts in Professional Writing; Graduate Certificate, Teaching of Writing; Bachelor of Arts, English/Secondary Education
Beth has been working at the University Writing Center since 2009. Though originally a high school English teacher, her love of clear and concise scientific writing drives her to work primarily with writers in the sciences. She especially loves the intricate details involved in all things APA. When not working, she spends time with her cat, Darcy, and reads like it's going out of style.
PhD in English Renaissance Literature
Cecilia has been teaching literature, theory, and professional writing since the 1990s to undergraduate and graduate students at EMU and the University of Michigan. She currently serves as the UWC coordinator to CHHS and supports writing initiatives across the university and in the local community. She also teaches beekeeping, operates three apiaries, and runs an organization that promotes the therapeutic power of beekeeping for individuals with PTSD, as well as the healing role of bee products in human and animal health.
PhD in Educational Studies; Master of Cultural Studies and Critical Theory; Bachelor's Degree in English Secondary Education
Kaia earned her Ph.D. in Educational Studies at EMU and wrote her dissertation on the topic of secondary-level teachers' writing pedagogy and identity. She attended EMU for her BA as well and McMaster University for her MA. As a consultant for the UWC for a few years, in her work with newcomers in a public library, and as a former writing teacher, Kaia loves talking about language and learning from all kinds of writers. She is also passionate about equitable and accessible education. While much of Kaia's life revolves around writing and language, she also enjoys creating art, cooking and baking, caring for houseplants, and spending time with her cat.
Master of Arts in Written Communication: The Teaching of Writing; Bachelor of Arts in English Language with a minor in Journalism
Bryan has been a writing consultant at EMU since 2014 and began serving as the University Writing Center Satellite Coordinator for the College of Health & Human Services in 2017. He is a part-time lecturer who teaches writing intensive classes for the following disciplines: Nursing, Health Administration, Engineering, and Interior Design. Bryan enjoys working at the writing center because it gives him the opportunity to work one on one with students and to witness firsthand as they learn about themselves and grow as writers. In his free time, Bryan likes listening to a broad range of music genres (blues, rap, rock, classical, R&B, pop, folk, etc.) and going to concerts; spending time cuddling with his cats, Olivia and Sinatra, while watching Netflix shows like "The Umbrella Academy," "Stranger Things," and "Peaky Blinders"; going to museums; drawing and painting; and getting his geek on by regularly playing Dungeons & Dragons with friends.
Master of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies; Bachelor of Science in Women’s and Gender Studies; pursuing PhD in Educational Studies
Rachel earned her Master of Arts from EMU in Women’s and Gender Studies, with a concentration in Educational Leadership, where she also worked at the UWC as a writing consultant during her undergraduate and graduate years. In addition to working with the UWC, Rachel is currently a part–time lecturer in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department (WGST 200 & WGST 202), and also teaches writing intensive courses (BMMT 300W). Outside of reading, writing, and teaching, Rachel spends most of her spare time with her partner and their son, gardening, baking or being outside.
Graduate Certificate, Teaching of Writing; Bachelor of Science in Education with endorsements in English and history
Kayla first joined the EMU UWC back in 2010 as a graduate assistant. In the years since, she has filled her days teaching middle school writing, tutoring in alternative education, freelance editing, and raising three adventurous boys. Kayla is excited to return to the UWC and feels strongly about the important role writing centers serve for all writers.